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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Tuesday 13 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Woo hoo . .. earlier tonight as promised!!

Gosh there seem to be a lot of letters going to Santa from my blog this year!!  LOL!!

Loving this little stamp.  I bought it alongside the one I used to do my letter to Santa card here.

There are more in the range I think but I am trying to be strong and not look .. .. but I do like them.  So easy to either colour or paper piece as the sections are not too fiddly to cut out (with the exception of the holly berries).

I also paper pieced the little postage stamp on the letter .. .. and when I look at it now I can actually see a little head on it!!!  Spooky!!!

Anyway, here we go:

This used:

Image:  Marianne Creatables "EC0140" Eline's Post Box
Sentiment:  LOTV
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Noel"
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Pinking Shears
Button Twine
Dimension Pads
Glamour Dust

I actually stamped my image onto some stiff card and then paper pieced onto that and cut around it all once dry.  Quite like the look of Mr Owl done like that!

I hope you have all had a good day.  I need to disappear.  It is my turn to get dinner on the table and I still need to do a bit of work.

No rest for the wicked!!!  LOL!!!



Lisa Jane said...

oh i love the paper piecing . gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Elizabeth said...

Another terrific card - I think owls are 'so on trend' this year - well, it seems that way because I've seen an awful lot this last week. And I spotted that face on the stamp immediately - imagine my surprise to find it wasn't deliberate :) Elizabeth xx

Viv said...

Lovely Jules - Owlie looks great paper pieced!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and very cute Jules...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Jules love the little owl and the papers and layout are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules, love that cute image

jacqui x

Debs M said...

great pp and love that owl x

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules, gorgeous card and so sweet!

scrappymo! said...

teehee...this is a cute one!

Lorraine said...

I love this one Jules. That little owl is gorgeous and the paper piecing looks fab. Great choice of papers too.
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous make today Jules x Susan x

Sarn said...

Very cute! xxx

Donna Mosley said...

A fab card Jules, love the image and the paper piecing looks great. The heart & charm is so gorgeous.

Donna x

Di said...

Fabulous Jules! I also have those Dovecraft Noel papers and you used them brilliantly, along with Ollie the Owl.

I'm just back home and wandering round the wreck that used to be the Playground :( Still looking for a fireman though :)

Love, Di xx

Bonnie said...

Awh! I predict that you'll get everything on your Christmas list with all these lovely cards to Santa!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jules.
I love the paper-pieced owl and post box and the colours all work so well together.
I have never thought to use pinking shears for the edges, it looks really effective so may give it a try.

hugs Sue

Nikbee said...

A pretty card. I love the paper piecing.
Nikki x

Cynthia said...

I totally agree with you, Jules--Mr. Owl looks great like that! SO cute! I love all the little details you put on this one. Well done!

Beryl said...

Great card Jules. Love all that paper piecing - and the stamp on the envelope is a mini work of art.
Beryl xx

Carol said...

Another fab Christmas card Jules, your paper piecing looks great on the owl. Carol x

Unknown said...

What a fun card Jules, and what a cute stamp, it's TDF :D love it xx

Marjorie said...

Wow! I really like this..gorgeous card the paper piecing!

Loopylou. said...

morning Jules!
ooooh thats gorgeous hun, I love the layout and the little owl is just adorable
huge hugs Lou xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the owl and fab paper piecing :D

x coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lots of lovelies since my last visit, Jules. Brilliant paper piecing on this one and lovely stitching too! Hugs, Lesley

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card.

Anonymous said...

hey Jules, so for my long absence, I love this card, the layout is so lovely, thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, love the fab paper piecing!
Helen x

Denise said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love that paper pieced owl.
Denise xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love your card Jules especially stripy Mr Owl. janex

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the owl and the awesome paper piecing! Great colours and patterns.